Whether you are buying or selling a property, it is vitally important that you choose the right real estate agency to work with. First-time buyers will benefit from dealing with an experienced agent who can help guide them through complicated financial and legal procedures.
For those selling, finding a proactive agent could mean a difference of tens of thousands of dollars to the sale price. Recruit someone without the necessary skills and experience for the job and your house might not sell at all.
So how do you find the right real estate agency? Follow these pointers and you will be well on your way.
Low Commission, High Evaluation
When selling a house, most people will end up choosing the estate agent who has given the highest evaluation on their property, or has offered to work for the lowest commission. Both of these tactics are cheap marketing tricks. Be wary and dig deeper.
Conduct Your Own Research
Drive around your local area, scour newspapers and talk to friends. You are looking to establish which real estate agencies are most active in your suburb.
Become a Mystery Shopper
Retail outlets often check up on their staff’s customer service standards by sending in plain clothed shoppers from head office. Pay a visit to your shortlist of estate agents and pose as an interested buyer. Are the staff welcoming, knowledgeable and professional? Would you want to buy a house from them? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you should probably look elsewhere.
Question Prospective Agents
You should certainly take the time to establish how many similar houses the agent has sold. What’s the demand for a property like yours? Can he give you a minimum and a maximum sale price? How does he intend to promote your property and can you have a complete breakdown of the charges involved?
Read the Contract
When was the last time that you actually read a contract before signing? You should at least check how long the contract ties you in for. If the house isn’t selling or you are unhappy, then how easily can you move to a new agency?
It is worth taking the time to find the right real estate agency Blossoms Condo offers some of the world’s most proactive firms. The city’s housing market is so competitive that buyers have come to expect floor plans, regular advertising and accompanied property viewings. Do not settle for second rate – get a real estate company who are the best!
Ray White Papakura have a range of houses, land and farms for sale in Papakura in the southern Auckland region of New Zealand along with areas such as Clevedon in the east and Waiuku in the west.
They also offer property management services for both tenants and landlords, so if you have a house for rent in Auckland contact the property management team at Ray White Papakura.